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              NANCY DURBOROW
          DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE
(FORMER HEALTH PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR THE PA
   COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND
    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST FOR THE
  NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)

           EMAIL:
   NDURBOROW@COMCAST.NET
                   Are You Familiar?

     Are you aware of national, state or local resources
     available to help victims of domestic violence?

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 National Domestic Violence Hotline




Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone
calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety
planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50
states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is
available in English and Spanish with access to more than
170 languages through interpreter services.
          Hotline Services Include

Crisis intervention, safety planning, information about
domestic violence and referrals to local service providers
Direct connection to domestic violence resources available
in the caller’s area provided by a Hotline advocate
Assistance through e-mail on the contact page
Informational materials on such topics as domestic violence,
sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention
programs, working through the criminal justice system and
related issues
          Accessing Help
National Domestic Violence Hotline

         1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
          1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

    Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7
           365 days a year

     http://www.thehotline.org
National Dating Abuse Helpline

Peer Advocates are available for assistance and support
from on Live Chat from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Central
Standard Time




 The live chat (IM-style) on the loveisrespect website is
 an alternative method of contacting a peer advocate. You
 will get the same one on one, confidential information
 from a live, trained peer advocate just as you would if
 you contacted loveisrespect by phone.
National Dating Abuse Helpline

             1.866.331.9474
         1.866.331.8453 (TTY)
  Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7
             365 days a year
     http:///www.loveisrespect.org
Domestic Violence Program Services

          ...FREE of charge
               voluntary
              confidential
             advocacy-based
             victim initiated
             safety focused
            woman centered
 Domestic Violence Program Services

             Confidential Hotlines...

… operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to provide:
                   phone counseling
                   crisis intervention
                         support
               information and referrals
Domestic Violence Program Services

             Support and Counseling
      …provided by trained staff that includes:
  empowerment counseling (individual and group)
options counseling (identifies victim choices; assesses
                   risks and benefits)
   safety planning (assessment of risk and danger,
   strategies for enhancing safety, identification of
                  potential resources)
supportive individual and group services for children
           and school prevention programs
Domestic Violence Program Services

                Advocacy...
     …tailored to address the complex
     needs of domestic violence victims:
                legal advocacy
              medical advocacy
   economic justice/TANF (welfare) advocacy
                elder advocacy
             children’s advocacy
Domestic Violence Program Services

                     Shelter...

  … offers a safe haven for victims and includes:

             24-hour emergency shelter

 safe homes (private residences for short-term stays)

      transitional housing (for extended stays)
Domestic Violence Program Services

              Accompaniment...
  … by program staff/volunteers to provide
  support and sometimes transportation to:
                  legal services
               court proceedings
               healthcare services
           other service providers and
             social service agencies
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Support

Offered by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(NCADV) to survivors
http://www.ncadv.org/programs/CosmeticandReconstructive
Support.php

The NCADV works closely in partnership with three medical
associations to assist survivors of domestic violence who cannot
afford the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and dentistry
needed to repair

Facial plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists from across the
country volunteer their services to assist survivors in removing
the physical scars of abuse
                  FACE to FACE

Started in 1994 by the Educational and Research Foundation for
the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery (AAFPRS).

Offers facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to domestic
violence survivors to repair injuries on the face, head and neck
caused by an intimate partner or spouse.
 The toll-free number for the FACE TO FACE Program is
                         1-800-842-4546
               http://www.facetofacesurgery.org/
     GIVE BACK A SMILE (GBAS)

 Started in 1999 by the National
 Humanitarian Program of the
 American Academy of Cosmetic
 Dentistry (AACD) and the
 AACD Charitable Foundation.

 Offers cosmetic dentistry to
 domestic violence survivors to
 repair injuries to the front teeth
 in the "smile zone" caused by an
 intimate partner or spouse.

The toll-free number for the GBAS
              Program is
     1-800-773-GBAS (4227)
   Emotional Well Being and Mental
              Health

  Resources can be found at the National Center on
   Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health
            http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
For information on common effects of domestic violence on mental health,
making the decision to talk to someone, and deciding whether a particular
therapist is right for you, click on the Information for Survivors link
 http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/survivors_information.php


If your friend or family member is in an abusive relationship, click on the link,
How to Help Your Friend/Family Member
   http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/survivors_helping.php
      Please share your questions
      or comments in the chat box

Anna Marjavi
Program Manager, Health
Futures Without Violence
AMARJAVI@FUTURESWITHOUTVIOLENCE.ORG

Olga Trujillo
President
Olga Trujillo Consulting
OLGA@OLGATRUJILLO.COM

Nancy Durborow
Domestic Violence Advocate
(Former Health Project Coordinator for the PA
Coalition Against Domestic Violence and
Technical Assistance Specialist for the National
Network to End Domestic Violence)
NDURBOROW@COMCAST.NET

				
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